Period
to 28 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Cisco IOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco IOS over the 6 months to 28 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cisco IOS
UK > England
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 610 485 607
Rank change year-on-year -125 +122 +81
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 78 53 232
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 1.23% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 43 156
10th Percentile £225 £126 £241
25th Percentile £275 £190 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £380 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year -15.56% +5.88% +6.92%
75th Percentile £438 £583 £500
90th Percentile £488 £675 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 11
10th Percentile £17.88 " £18.50
25th Percentile £19.00 " £20.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £22.50
75th Percentile £23.00 " £25.71
90th Percentile £26.23 " £25.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £42.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -52.66% +87.78% -6.25%

Cisco IOS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 6,518 4,323 10,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.43% 13.13% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,192 2,729 6,758
10th Percentile £235 £203 £200
25th Percentile £350 £325 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £550 £540 £538
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 193 482
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.01 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £16.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +19.05% +5.00%
75th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £50.80 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33% +16.96%

Cisco IOS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cisco IOS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco IOS in England

Cisco IOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco IOS in England.

Daily rate trend for Cisco IOS in England

Cisco IOS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco IOS in England over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cisco IOS in England

Cisco IOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cisco IOS in England.

Hourly rate trend for Cisco IOS in England

Cisco IOS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cisco IOS in England over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Cisco IOS in England

Cisco IOS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco IOS within the England region over the 6 months to 28 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -123 30 £388 -13.89% 10
South East -36 19 £281 +145.70% 7
North of England -36 9 £400 +83.91% 10
Midlands -50 9 £225 -59.09% 3
South West -15 8 £425 - 5
North West -22 7 £475 +163.89% 8
East Midlands -13 5 £225 +45.16%
West Midlands -42 3 - - 3
Yorkshire -19 2 £373 +19.20% 2
Cisco IOS
UK

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco IOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Cisco IOS.

1 78 (100.00%) Cisco
2 37 (47.44%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (35.90%) Firewall
4 24 (30.77%) BGP
4 24 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 22 (28.21%) Windows
6 21 (26.92%) CCNP
7 20 (25.64%) Active Directory
8 19 (24.36%) Microsoft Office
8 19 (24.36%) LAN
8 19 (24.36%) VPN
9 17 (21.79%) MPLS
10 16 (20.51%) SQL
11 15 (19.23%) WAN
11 15 (19.23%) TCP/IP
11 15 (19.23%) F5
11 15 (19.23%) Microsoft 365
11 15 (19.23%) Meraki
11 15 (19.23%) IOS XR
11 15 (19.23%) Social Skills
12 14 (17.95%) OSPF
12 14 (17.95%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (16.67%) VMware
13 13 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (16.67%) Azure
13 13 (16.67%) Fortinet
13 13 (16.67%) Network Security
13 13 (16.67%) AirWatch
14 12 (15.38%) Data Centre
14 12 (15.38%) Windows 10

Cisco IOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.85%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.56%) Confluence
3 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (24.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.23%) Microsoft 365
2 13 (16.67%) Azure
3 8 (10.26%) AWS
4 1 (1.28%) GCP
4 1 (1.28%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 28 (35.90%) Firewall
2 24 (30.77%) BGP
3 19 (24.36%) LAN
3 19 (24.36%) VPN
4 17 (21.79%) MPLS
5 15 (19.23%) IOS XR
5 15 (19.23%) TCP/IP
5 15 (19.23%) WAN
6 14 (17.95%) OSPF
6 14 (17.95%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (16.67%) Network Security
8 12 (15.38%) DHCP
9 11 (14.10%) DNS
10 10 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (8.97%) PBX
11 7 (8.97%) SAN
11 7 (8.97%) VXLAN
12 6 (7.69%) NX-OS
12 6 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 12 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (14.10%) MySQL
3 1 (1.28%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 15 (19.23%) Social Skills
2 11 (14.10%) Retail
3 7 (8.97%) Finance
3 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.13%) Banking
6 3 (3.85%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (3.85%) Police
7 2 (2.56%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (2.56%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.28%) Advertising
8 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (32.05%) Network Engineer
2 11 (14.10%) IT Support
3 7 (8.97%) Consultant
4 6 (7.69%) Analyst
4 6 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 6 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Applications Specialist
5 5 (6.41%) Applications Support Specialist
5 5 (6.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Network Consultant
5 5 (6.41%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Support Specialist
6 4 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (5.13%) 1st Line Support Manager
6 4 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.13%) IT Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) IT Support Specialist
6 4 (5.13%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) Spine.js
2 2 (2.56%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.56%) Jinja
2 2 (2.56%) XMPP
3 1 (1.28%) COM
3 1 (1.28%) JSON
3 1 (1.28%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 11 (14.10%) iPad
3 8 (10.26%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.41%) Digital Signage
4 5 (6.41%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.56%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.28%) NHS
6 1 (1.28%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.21%) Windows
2 12 (15.38%) Windows 10
2 12 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 7 (8.97%) Android
3 7 (8.97%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.41%) Unix
6 3 (3.85%) Windows Phone
7 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.38%) Incident Management
1 12 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
1 12 (15.38%) Network Design
2 11 (14.10%) ITIL
3 10 (12.82%) Migration
4 8 (10.26%) Service Management
5 6 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (6.41%) CRM
6 5 (6.41%) Customer-Centricity
6 5 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.41%) Network Architecture
6 5 (6.41%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (5.13%) Capacity Management
7 4 (5.13%) Network Management
7 4 (5.13%) NsoIT
7 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.13%) System Testing
7 4 (5.13%) Validation
8 3 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.51%) SQL
2 6 (7.69%) Java
3 5 (6.41%) Python
4 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.28%) Perl
5 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (47.44%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (26.92%) CCNP
3 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
4 9 (11.54%) CCIE
5 8 (10.26%) CCNA
6 7 (8.97%) CCDP
6 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
7 5 (6.41%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (5.13%) CCIE Service Provider
8 4 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (3.85%) CCNP Voice
9 3 (3.85%) CCSA
9 3 (3.85%) CCSE
9 3 (3.85%) Degree
10 2 (2.56%) CCDA
10 2 (2.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (2.56%) CCSP
10 2 (2.56%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (1.28%) CCDE
11 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) SLA
2 4 (5.13%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.41%) vSphere
4 2 (2.56%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (16.67%) AirWatch
2 12 (15.38%) SCCM
3 6 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (5.13%) Ansible
4 4 (5.13%) FortiGate
4 4 (5.13%) vCenter Server
5 3 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (2.56%) Nessus
6 2 (2.56%) Terraform
7 1 (1.28%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (1.28%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 78 (100.00%) Cisco
2 24 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 15 (19.23%) F5
3 15 (19.23%) Meraki
4 13 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 13 (16.67%) VMware
5 12 (15.38%) Palo Alto
6 9 (11.54%) Nokia
7 8 (10.26%) CheckPoint
7 8 (10.26%) Juniper
7 8 (10.26%) SolarWinds
8 7 (8.97%) HP
9 6 (7.69%) Apple
9 6 (7.69%) Citrix
10 5 (6.41%) Adyen
10 5 (6.41%) Cognos
10 5 (6.41%) Huawei
10 5 (6.41%) Infoblox
10 5 (6.41%) MobileIron
10 5 (6.41%) Veeam